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School Chief Chooses Some Of The People Helping To Evaluate Her Cory Lum/Civil Beat

School Chief Chooses Some Of The People Helping To Evaluate Her

While this feedback doesn’t affect the superintendent’s year-end performance rating, it’ll be followed closely by the Board of Education.

Who Should Run Hawaii’s Pre-K Program? Suevon Lee

Who Should Run Hawaii’s Pre-K Program?

School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto is arguing DOE needs to be more heavily involved in the expansion of Hawaii’s pre-K program.

‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants

The students want a union, but UH argues that a union will not resolve issues like workplace harassment, low wages or unfair treatment.

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know Getty Images/iStockphoto

How Many Kids In Hawaii Have Been Vaccinated? The State Doesn’t Know

The state Department of Health says a high percentage of schools haven’t reported the number of kindergarten students who’ve received vaccination waivers.

Rural Schools Take A Big Hit In Hawaii’s Funding Formula

Rural Schools Take A Big Hit In Hawaii’s Funding Formula

Hawaii’s system was meant to make school funding more equitable. But in places like Hana and Molokai, it’s meant cutting teachers and class offerings.

Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Overdue Report Holds Up Hawaii Plan To Prevent Gender Discrimination

The Legislature approved creating a state version of the federal Title IX law, but its January 2020 implementation will be delayed.

These Waipahu Students Got A Head Start On Health Care Job Training Courtesy of Kapiolani Community College

These Waipahu Students Got A Head Start On Health Care Job Training

A budding partnership between high schools and Kapiolani Community College represents another way to grow Hawaii’s health care workforce.

Civil Beat Sues To Get Teacher Misconduct Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Sues To Get Teacher Misconduct Records

The Hawaii Department of Education has refused to turn over much of its information regarding the  disciplining of employees accused of wrongdoing.

Here’s How Public Preschools Could Rapidly Expand In Hawaii Suevon Lee

Here’s How Public Preschools Could Rapidly Expand In Hawaii

The goal of opening 300-plus pre-kindergarten classrooms could be reached more quickly if current school facilities are repurposed.

Why Hawaii Student Journalists Feel The Need To Censor Themselves Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Student Journalists Feel The Need To Censor Themselves

A House bill introduced this session aims to arm student journalists in Hawaii’s public high schools with greater First Amendment protections.

University Of Hawaii Proposes Tuition Reduction, Freeze Cory Lum/Civil Beat

University Of Hawaii Proposes Tuition Reduction, Freeze

The proposal would reverse previously approved tuition increases.

Hawaii’s Never-Ending Teacher Shortage Leaves Many Lawmakers Frustrated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Never-Ending Teacher Shortage Leaves Many Lawmakers Frustrated

In 2017, the percentage of new teachers hired from the mainland grew, while the percentage from Hawaii shrunk.